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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

What tires should you pick for your vehicle? That depends on a number of factors. Picking the best tire depends on how you drive, where you live, and what size you need. Most drivers have to replace worn tires every three to four years, but it could be sooner if you drive often and for longer periods of time. Summer tires are made to perform best in hot temperatures. 

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Help Your Car Run Like New This Spring

A transition to a new season brings with it the opportunity to make changes in your life. One change you can make is to maintain and repair your vehicle to get it running like new. While there are many different maintenance items you can take on, we at Griffin Kia offer these suggestions for some you should consider.

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How to Check Your Car Battery Safely

Your car battery is one of the most crucial elements of your car. You need to make certain that your battery is in prime condition. You can accomplish this by testing your battery with regularity. There is a way in which you can safely test your car battery.

First, obtain a reliable voltmeter Second, make certain that the ignition and lights are off on the vehicle. When that is completed, connect the positive voltmeter lead to the positive terminal on the battery. The positive lead is marked in red. Follow suit by connecting the negative lead to the negative terminal…

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Let's Compare Winter Tires to All-Season Tires

When we hit the part of the year that brings shorter days at Griffin Kia, we begin receiving questions about winter tires. Often, we are asked whether all-season tires are sufficient in winter conditions. For your safety and on-road confidence, you simply need winter tires on ice and deep snow. To help you determine whether to visit us in Meadville for new winter tires, let's compare details of these tire classes.

All-season tires roll best on temperate days. Their components encourage durability, low road noise and sufficient handling on dry or wet road surfaces.

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Tips for Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Spending time on the road in Meadville can increase your risk of an accident or injury due to the harsh weather conditions that are present. It's important to drive with a winter survival kit to ensure you can have the necessary tools and equipment to get out of a bind. We at Griffin Kia want you to be informed and have provided a few tips for making a winter survival kit for your car.

Pack your car with travel gear, which includes an ice scraper, flares, jumper cables, and chains for your tires. You should also have a spare…

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What to Consider When Getting a New Battery

Batteries are one of those wear-and-tear items that eventually give out. One day you step into your car and the engine won't turn over. Most batteries have a life of three to four years depending on a variety of conditions. When it's time for a new battery, the service department at Griffin Kia will help you select a new one.

Getting a new battery for your vehicle isn't difficult and the service to replace it is quick. Choosing the right brand is important. We stock batteries recommended by the manufacturer, so you know you'll get one…

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5 Signs Your Ignition May Need Service

Your Vehicle Stalls
It's always alarming when your vehicle turns off without your control. If this happens while waiting at a light, chances are your vehicle is not properly providing electricity as a result of an ignition malfunction.

Your Key Will Not Turn in the Ignition
If you cannot get your key to turn in the ignition, or if it gets stuck, you are experiencing issues with your ignition and will need to visit a mechanic.

Flickering Dashboard Lights
Although not always the case, flickering dashboard lights may indicate a need for an ignition check-up.
 

 

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Keep Your Vehicle Smelling Fresh

There are some places you frequent that a foul odor is expected. Locker rooms, for example, will most likely always have some sort of unpleasant smell. Your car, on the other hand, should be a place that you can enjoy a fresh scent whenever you step inside. At Griffin Kia, we want to help you keep your vehicle smelling fresh with these easy odor control tips.

A good first step is to vacuum your vehicle thoroughly. While this may seem overly simple, you'd be surprised at what you will find underneath your seats and in your trunk. This step…

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What to Do if You Have Rodent Damage

Rodents are practically everywhere. Are they chewing up the hoses and components of your vehicle? If you do find that you have rodent damage, then one the first things you are going to have to do is take your vehicle to Griffin Kia in order to get it fixed. The amount of money you are going to have to pay depends on a lot of factors.

One factor to the payment of your vehicle is how adequate the coverage is on your insurance policy. If you have the right type of coverage, then you are going to be able to…

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